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South Korea fails to put dummy satellite into orbit

“Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to reach our goal perfectly, but it was a wonderful achievement for a first trial,”…

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Floods and landslides kill at least 150 in India and Nepal

According to Nepal’s Home Ministry, 77 people died this week from floods and landslides, after heavy rainfall that began on…

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Father suspected of burning daughters and grandchildren to death in marriage feud

Manzoor Hussain is being hunted by police after allegedly setting fire to the home that sisters Fauzia Bibi and Khurshid…

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Despite soothing words, the Taliban are much as they were

During five years in power until 2001, they banished women to their homes, banned music and most sport and imposed…

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Son of late dictator announces Philippines presidential bid

Ferdinand Marcos Jr., popularly known as “Bongbong”, announced his candidacy for the 2022 presidential election in a five-minute long Facebook…

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Fumio Kishida takes office as Japan’s new Prime Minister

Kishida, 64, who was elected leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) last week, was officially confirmed as the…

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China sends 77 warplanes into Taiwan defense zone over two days, Taipei says

The 38 and 39 planes respectively are the highest number of incursions Taiwan has reported in a day since it…

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North Korea fires new anti-aircraft missile in latest test, state media says

It was North Korea’s second known weapons test this week after launching a previously unseen hypersonic missile on Tuesday. It…

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Fumio Kishida expected to become Japan’s next Prime Minister after ruling party vote

Kishida is widely expected to take the reins of the world’s third-largest economy once Parliament convenes in October, succeeding outgoing…

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The 74-year-old ‘Black Widow’ killer who murdered her lovers with cyanide

It was 2013, and he had embarked on an exciting new relationship with Chisako Kakehi, a 67-year-old widow he met…

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